Microfiction challenge #19: Under the sea

John Bauer’s illustrations are beautiful. I think so anyway. I’ve used one of his illustrations before, and here’s another. There’s a fantastic story or a hundred in this picture, so much going on, so many possibilities: nightmare or magical dream, curse or enchantment, love story or vengeance. Make of it what you will, write as much as you like, and post a link to your short(ish) story in the comments before next Thursday.

sjoekungens_drottning_by_john_bauer_1911

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

27 thoughts on “Microfiction challenge #19: Under the sea”

    1. It doesn’t matter in the slightest. In fact, I’m not sure the same rules apply to fairy stories and folk tales. They need to be told properly, and it usually takes longer than the usual piece of flash fiction.

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